Porcine dermal collagen (Permacol®) for chest and abdominal wall reconstruction in thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twin separation
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- Karpelowsky, J.S. & Millar, A.J.W. Pediatr Surg Int (2010) 26: 315. doi:10.1007/s00383-009-2501-0
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Each set of conjoined twins presents a unique challenge, which centers on the ability to separate and if necessary reconstruct shared organs and to achieve subsequent skin cover of the often very large residual defect after completion of the separation. This report describes the use of a bioprosthetic Permacol® derived from porcine dermal collagen to reconstruct the chest and abdominal wall.